Monday, May 11, 2015

Reviving the "Old Fashion" with Rum

     Preparing a good Rum Old Fashion is not real difficult to do.   Just grab a cube of sugar, a bottle of bitters, shake in a couple of dashes, take one bar cherry, an orange slice and muddle it  right in the shaker, add a shot of good dark rum like Doorly's XO plus some ice and  shake it until it becomes chilled.  Strain it back into a glass filled with ice and top it with club soda.   Garnish the finished cocktail with a cherry and an  and then add another one of those cherries and a twist of orange .  

     This is an old classic bourbon cocktail that is really brought to life from the use of a nice dark rum to prepare.   The smooth flavor of the rum gives the cocktail a lot more dimension and character than the original bourbon recipe.   Reviving this wonderful old recipe with rum is a fun exercise in mixology and one that is rewarding when your taste the fruits of your efforts.

Rum Old Fashion
  • 2 oz.  Good Dark Rum
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 Dashes of Bitters
  • 1 Cherry
  • 1 Orange Slice
Place the sugar cube, bitters, cherry, and orange slice into a shaker.  Muddle the ingredients, and add ice and the rum.  Shake until chilled and strain into an "Old Fashion" glass filled with fresh ice, top with club s 
oda and garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.